The chapter is recognizing extraordinary citizens of Union and Anson counties for their outstanding contributions at a Real Heroes Breakfast. But you, the public, must nominate citizens who you know are real heroes.
There are heroes all around you. They may be people you know – family members, friends, coworkers – or perhaps strangers whose good deeds you read about in the newspaper or heard about on the evening news. The recipients of this year’s Heroes Awards will demonstrate different ways of helping or comforting a neighbor in need.
“Everyday, residents disregard their personal safety and needs to help another person in an emergency, whether it is a health emergency, rescue situation, physical endangerment or other type of distressful situation. These folks may have very different backgrounds and experiences, but they share a willingness to respond to help another person. The Heroes Breakfast is a chance for us to honor those who have made the simple, yet powerful decision to put their personal needs aside in order to help others.”
- Sheila Crunkleton, Red Cross Development Director
Who is a hero? A hero can be someone who bravely acts in a time of immediate need or someone who simply lives his or her life in a way that shows they care for those around them. Heroes are ordinary people whose actions demonstrate the potential that is in all of us. If someone is a hero in your eyes, the Red Cross encourages you to nominate them.
To nominate a hero, choose the most convenient nomination method:
- Fill out the online nomination form at www.UnionCountyRedCross.org at the Heroes tab.
- Request a nomination form by calling (704) 283-7402.
- Pick up a form at the Red Cross office at 608 E. Franklin Street in Monroe.
Nominee(s) must live or work in Union or Anson counties and the heroic act must have taken place on or between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. Self-nominations are not permitted. All nominations will be subject to verification.
Nominations should be received by September 15. Heroes will be selected by a Red Cross Heroes selection committee.
The 2010 Heroes Breakfast is Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Monroe Country Club. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
To join in the celebration of honoring these local heroes, you can purchase tickets for $15 a person.
To register for the event, contact the Red Cross at (704) 283-7402.
2010 Monroe Scoop